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VISITING: Finland BROCHURE CODE: 2203
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
During this holiday to Lapland, your base will be the Torassieppi Reindeer Farm, right in the Aurora Zone. This seven-night break includes New Year celebrations, dedication Northern Lights hunts and amazing day-time activities such as snowmobiling and dog sledding. An unforgettable way to ring in the New Year.

What's included?

The activities and services listed below are all included in the holiday price

  • Flights: direct return flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä. Routeings are subject to change
  • Transfers: return Kittilä transfers; transfers to and from activities
  • Accommodation: 1 nights' accommodation in a twin/double snow room at Luvattumaa Snow Hotel and Ice Gallery, 6 nights' accommodation in twin/double hotel rooms at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm. Winter cottage upgrades available (supplements apply)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • The following activities and equipment are included: Levi Spa visit, snow hotel overnight, cross-country skiing, 30km snowmobile safari and ice fishing, Aurora campfire stake-out, Northern Lights sleigh ride, 17km husky safari, Lappish Foodie experience, Pallas-Ylläs National Park snowshoe, Jeris Spa, reindeer farm visit and sleigh ride and hire of cross-country skis and snowshoes for one day (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Cold weather clothing from day 2 onwards
  • Services of our expert local guide and representative
  • Aurora alert mobile app until approximately 1 am (from day 2 onwards)

Torassieppi is a magical place. It nestles on the side of a frozen lake, surrounded by the stunning forests and fells of the Pallas National Park in Finnish Lapland. The Northern Lights record in this remote region is excellent, so we can think of nowhere better to enjoy a New Year Aurora-hunting holiday.

Your week-long Northern Lights adventure begins with a night in a snow room at the Luvattumaa Snow Hotel and Ice Gallery and it also features a series of unforgettable activities and experiences. You will take to the trails and learn how to cross-country ski – a national pastime in Finland. Another countrywide craze is ice fishing, which you will also have the chance to try.

A 17km husky safari and a snowmobile trip covering 30km will showcase two exceptional forms of Arctic transport. A third is snowshoeing, which will take place in the majestic Pallas National Park.

Your Aurora activities are operated by our expert local team who will give you the best possible chance of witnessing the Northern Lights. These include an Aurora Borealis campfire stake-out and an Aurora snowmobile sleigh ride. You will also have the added bonus of an Aurora alert to aid you in your quest.

Our guests either stay in the Torassieppi hotel rooms or the detached winter cottages (these offering the added benefits of fireplaces and in some cases, a private sauna – supplements apply). The holiday also includes all meals as well as the wonderful New Year celebrations on 31st December.

You can also choose to spend an unforgettable night in a unique Aurora Dome situated on the banks of Lake Torassieppi. The insulated domes are effectively large tent- or yurt-like structures which have been modified for this remote environment. With a large Perspex north-facing window, they provide their inhabitants with the best possible views of the Northern Lights.


Image credits: Antti Pietikainen, Harriniva Hotels & Safaris, Luvattumaa Snow Hotel and Ice Gallery
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Key facts

Duration:7 nights
Pace:Active
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  • This exceptional week-long holiday starts with a direct flight into Kittilä. You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to Luvattumaa Snow Hotel and Ice Gallery on the outskirts of the small town of Levi.

    You will drop your bags off at the hotel and then be transferred to Levi Spa this afternoon, which is approximately 15 minutes’ drive away. Here you will have the chance to relax and make use of the incredible facilities: outdoor and indoor heated pools and hot tubs, saunas and a steam room, as well as an outdoor cold pool which provides a refreshing dip for those brave enough (and in good health)!    

    Levi Spa Hotel is close to several shops and cafes and you will have plenty of time to explore the area, perhaps stopping for a coffee and cake along the way, before transferring back to the snow hotel at approximately 7:30 pm for a guided tour. Dinner will then be served in the snow hotel’s warm restaurant, which is a traditional Lappish hut. You can check-in to your snow room after dinner, with your room being available from 9 pm.

    The hotel is made up of several snow rooms, a snow chapel, ice bar and a stunning ice gallery, which is home to a series of fantastic ice and snow carvings. It’s the perfect place to spend the first night of your winter holiday, deep in amongst the ice and snow of Arctic Finland.

  • After breakfast at the snow hotel, you will be transferred to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm, where you will stay for the rest of your time in Finland.

    Torassieppi is surrounded by pristine forests and fells, as well as vast frozen lakes. Exploring on cross-country skis is a great way to get acquainted with your new surroundings and so after lunch today, you will head out into the wilderness for an afternoon of discovery.

    This sport is something of a national obsession and your guide will show you the basics before you master your skills on a three-hour ski safari. You will really start to appreciate the unique beauty of the blue light at this time of year in Lapland as you glide along.

    You will have some free time this afternoon prior to this evening’s dinner and New Year festivities. If the Aurora makes an appearance then this will surely be an exceptional night!

  • After breakfast, you will be treated to a series of cultural experiences. Snowmobiling is a popular form of transport in Lapland and an incredible way to spend time out in the snow. Having received full instructions on how to safely operate the vehicles, your guide will take you on a scenic 30-kilometre safari. You will drive two people per snowmobile and drivers must be over the age of 18 and hold a full driving licence.

    Along the way, you will stop for a spot of ice-fishing, one of the most popular Nordic pastimes. Your guide will help you drill through the ice and set up, teaching you the best techniques as you go. The thrill of making a catch is quite something – even if luck is against you, the experience of sitting in the peace and quiet of the wilderness is thoroughly enjoyable. A picnic lunch will be had in the outdoors.

    To top off the day, after dinner tonight an Aurora guide will lead you on a hunt for the lights. You will head to a nearby viewpoint where you will gather around an open fire, hearing the myths and legends about the Northern Lights and lying in wait for a potential Aurora display; hopefully, the lights will make an appearance for you tonight.

  • Finishing breakfast, you can spend a free day using the cross-country and snowshoeing equipment which is included today. 

    Lunch will be provided in the hotel restaurant.

    Returning refreshed to Torassieppi, you will have dinner in the restaurant before enjoying a calm Northern Lights sleigh ride transporting you over immaculate snowy routes under open skies, all free from light pollution. Sit back and take in the Aurora display as your guide’s snowmobile pulls your sled along.

  • Following breakfast, you will be taken to a nearby husky centre. These highly enthusiastic creatures quickly form a close bond with one and all and are central to many people’s experiences in Lapland.

    A tour of the kennels will take you behind the scenes before you help harness the dogs and learn how to control a sled. You will then be off on a 17-kilometre safari through the incredible wilderness surrounding Torassieppi, travelling two people per sled. Your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish; lunch will be served in Torassieppi’s restaurant.

    This evening, a unique cultural experience awaits as you venture to a traditional kota and help to prepare a delicious Lappish feast over a campfire. The dishes will be served as a three-course meal, whilst you enjoy the cosy atmosphere and the peaceful surroundings.

  • Fuelling up at breakfast, you will be fully prepared for the morning’s three-to-four-hour snowshoe walk through the Pallas-Ylläs National Park, just around the corner from Torassieppi. It’s a land of unspoilt fells and forests with glistening snowy spaces. Exploring on foot, you will connect with it all; better still, a guide will get you acquainted with the hidden secrets of its fauna and flora. Warm drinks will be served around a campfire.

    You will then be transferred to Jeris, one of Torassieppi’s sister hotels. Here, you can tuck into a taste of Lapland with lunch. The afternoon will then be yours to make the most of its well-being facilities: a typical Finnish smoke sauna, Jacuzzi, and relaxing spa pool. Those of a more daring disposition (and in good health) can also try ice-swimming.

    Returning refreshed to Torassieppi, you will enjoy dinner in the restaurant. Remember to keep your eyes peeled tonight in case the Northern Lights decide to make an appearance; the lakeside location of Torassieppi makes for the perfect watching area, should they come out.

  • Once breakfast is done, you will be taken to the reindeer farm at Torassieppi, which dates back to 1847. Much can be learnt from its on-site museum and it is fascinating to see how the tradition of rearing reindeer is continued to this day. A 3km reindeer sleigh safari will round off this visit, before heading for lunch in a traditional Lappish Kota. You will then be taken to the amazing Torassieppi Winter Village, which has been built from ice and snow and contains impressive frozen sculptures and decorations. 

    Your final evening is free for you to enjoy as you like, perhaps heading down to the lake to try and catch a glimpse of the Aurora, or savouring the peaceful wilderness that surrounds. Dinner will be served in the restaurant tonight.

  • Sadly, it is now time to say farewell to Lapland and head home – you are sure to be doing so with a wealth of memories! You will be transferred to the airport early this morning and a boxed breakfast will be provided for you.

Included in price

Luvattumaa Snow Hotel and Ice Gallery

Nights: 1

Located on the banks of the frozen Ounasjoki River and only 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of the ski resort of Levi, is Luvattumaa Snow Hotel and Ice Gallery. Each year, several snow rooms, an ice chapel, ice bar and ice gallery are created from scratch, carved out of over 10,000m² of snow and ice; creating a winter masterpiece, unlike anything you will have seen before. Subtle lighting illuminates the ice sculptures as you walk through the wintery display, admiring how such intricate pieces have been crafted from frozen water. Previous year’s sculptures have included tigers, eagles and a stag to name a few, so you’re sure to be in for a treat!

Our guests spend the night in one of the snow rooms here which provide an incredible experience.  The snow hotel typically only has the capacity for only around 30 guests, it really is an exclusive spot. A guided tour of the hotel and the ice gallery are also included in your stay.

Facilities:

  • The warm restaurant is housed within a traditional Lappish Hut, complete with local decorations and a roaring fire, creating a cosy atmosphere to enjoy the traditional Finnish food, such as freshly baked flatbreads and simmering pots of stew. This is where you will eat your dinner and breakfast.
  • The main reception building is home to a warm lounge area, as well as the central showers and toilets, all of which are open throughout the night for you to use. There is also a small bar area.
  • There is a gift shop within the main building, which sells a variety of small gifts and toys

Room types:

Standard double/twin snow room

The standard snow rooms are all designed with slightly different layouts and lighting, but each room contains either a double or twin beds. Each bed consists of a comfortable mattress and pillow and you will also be given an Arctic-grade sleeping bag and liner, which will keep you toasty warm during the night. The central toilet and shower facilities are available for you to use 24 hours a day and you will be pleased to hear there is no ice in those! There are no doors to the room, instead, a heavy curtain is used to ensure privacy. As each of the rooms within the hotel are open for public viewing during the day, you will check-in at 8 pm, with your room being available to use from 9 pm. Check-out is at 10 am in the morning, after breakfast.


Image credit: Luvattumaa Snow Hotel & Ice Gallery

Torassieppi Reindeer Farm

Nights: 2-7

Located on the edge of Lake Torasjarvi,  and bordering the Pallas Ylläs National Park, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm is situated in one of the most picturesque wilderness areas in Finland.

The farm building dates back to 1847 making it one of the oldest in the area.  Today it has been lovingly renovated and accommodation has been added nearby so that guests can stay in this spectacular spot.

Torassieppi Reindeer Farm is also listed by National Geographic Travel as one of the places to visit in 2017.

Here they offer guests a choice of accommodation, in winter cottage rooms or in detached winter cottages.

Facilities

  • Torassieppi has a central restaurant and reception building which is a short walk from the rooms and winter cottages.  A roaring fire accompanies the evening meals which include as much local produce as possible Typically they are served in a buffet format and include traditional Finnish ingredients such as reindeer (of course dietary requirements are also catered for).
  • There is no bar but alcohol can be purchased from the restaurant so it can be enjoyed with your evening meal.
  • The reception building also has a small gift shop area which sells a variety of local crafts, including reindeer hides and traditional carved Kuksa cups.
  • There are two lakeside saunas at Torassieppi which are both heated in the evenings for guests to use. Separate facilities are provided for both men and women.
  • There is free Wi-Fi in the main restaurant building.
  • During the winter months, the nearby Torassieppi Winter Village is carved out of snow and you can personalise your stay by adding an overnight in one of the amazing snow igloos. You may also choose to add a night of Arctic glamping in one of the famous Aurora Domes, which are only a short walk away from the main building and available all year round. Please see our personalise section for further details of both options.
  • A perfect spot to search for the Aurora, there are also a few wooden benches on the edge of the frozen lake, which are ideal for enjoying the expansive wilderness and hopefully a Northern Lights display or two

Room types

DOUBLE/TWIN ROOMS: Torassieppi has only eight rooms which are located a short walk from the main building. There are two rooms to each small cabin building. Each room is completely independent with their own en-suite bathroom and entrance but some rooms can be interconnecting at the guest's request. The rooms can be made up as either twin or double bedded rooms and are really cosy with all the facilities you will need to enjoy your stay including tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers.


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Other options

Torassieppi Reindeer Farm - Winter Cottages

Supplements from: £135pp

Torassieppi offers 8 detached winter cottages to which you can upgrade. The cottages are ideal for those who want more space or for larger groups of people. Located close to the main restaurant, they are only a short walk away through the snow-laden trees and close to the frozen lake beyond.

The smaller cottages contain a fireplace, living room area, toilet, shower, hairdryer and kitchenette. There are two bedrooms, one with twin beds and another with three beds (including a set of bunk beds). These can accommodate two to five people, we feel they are ideal for 3 or 4 adults.

Torassieppi also has some larger cottages and these have their own sauna in addition to the fireplaces. The larger cottages offer a living room area, toilet, shower, hairdryer and kitchenette with a kettle. They have two bedrooms which have twin beds and a sleeping alcove with bunk beds. Whilst they can sleep up to 6 people, we feel that they are most suited to 4 or 5 adults.

Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation if you would like to upgrade to a winter cottage.


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Stay in an Aurora Dome

From: £142pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at both Torassieppi and Jeris, a location just a short transfer away, and offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and are simple in style, with fantastic views looking out to the frozen lake beyond. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood burning stove, as well as an electric heater. Although the stove and heater will keep the dome in a warm state, we do recommend keeping additional layers to hand, in case you find yourself in need of extra warmth should the fire burn out. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (50-100m, approximately).

Clients may be allocated to either destination on arrival. Any required transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8:30/9pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

Please note: the price shown is based on your spending the first or final night of your stay in a dome and therefore not requiring a hotel room or cottage. Should you wish to spend an alternative night glamping then additional supplements will apply. Please contact one of our team for a quote.


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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Stay in an Aurora Dome

From £142pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at both Torassieppi and Jeris, a location just a short transfer away, and offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and are simple in style, with fantastic views looking out to the frozen lake beyond. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

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The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood burning stove, as well as an electric heater. Although the stove and heater will keep the dome in a warm state, we do recommend keeping additional layers to hand, in case you find yourself in need of extra warmth should the fire burn out. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (50-100m, approximately).

Clients may be allocated to either destination on arrival. Any required transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8:30/9pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

Please note: the price shown is based on your spending the first or final night of your stay in a dome and therefore not requiring a hotel room or cottage. Should you wish to spend an alternative night glamping then additional supplements will apply. Please contact one of our team for a quote.


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen


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Dates
Sun 30 Dec 2018
to Sun 06 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 2,345

Please note: our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £50pp, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain preliminary and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed, you will then have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

Dates
Sun 29 Dec 2019
to Sun 05 Jan 2020
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Adults£ 2,510

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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum group size 16 people; maximum 22

GROUP SIZE

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

MINIMUM NUMBERS REQUIRED FOR A HOLIDAY TO OPERATE

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities is always subject to change and guests will be provided with their final itinerary upon arrival.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Medical History and advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

PREGNANCY

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

INSURANCE

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

Reduced Mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

Experience and fitness

We offer a vast choice of holidays which range from 'relaxed' to 'active' so there really is something for everyone and our holidays can be filtered by how active they are. Regardless of the chosen holiday, all activities will include tuition from a beginner's level and no prior experience is assumed.

If you are unsure about the physical demands of a particular holiday please contact us and our expert team will be happy to help.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Guides and safety

It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided.

If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

See our booking conditions for further information.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern. In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time.

You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

FLIGHT SCHEDULE CHANGES AND CONNECTING TRANSPORTATION

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

BOOKING YOUR OWN FLIGHTS - CANCELLATION DISCLAIMER 

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADVICE

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/                                                    New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/                                                  Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/                                                                                                      The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Minimum age

The minimum age for participation in our itinerary is 12 years old, however, for some activities and transfers, you may be joined by other guests and this may include some of a younger age than stated. Any younger participants will be fully supervised and the guides will ensure that their participation takes place only if the activities will be unaffected.

Very few hotels have a minimum age and there may be families staying at them with younger children, especially during the holiday periods. We do have some itineraries and destinations which are guaranteed to be adult-only, so if this is important to you please speak to one of our Travel Experts.

To drive a snowmobile, you must have a full driving licence and be over 18 years old.

Traveller Reviews

Everything was amazing 08 January 2018 by Oliver Dickinson and Taylor Woollams

Everything was amazing, but the husky sledging was probably my favourite, although it was very, very cold.



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